Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
Coinciding with National Tourism Week celebrations, Visit Santa Rosa presents the Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau annual networking forum on the vital impact of the travel and hospitality industry. Set in a lively interactive discussion format, the esteemed panel attending includes Santa Rosa Mayor Scott Bartley and David Rabbitt, Chair, Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. The two will discuss the economic impact of tourism along with Santa Rosa’s and Sonoma County’s strong draw as a travel destination. Sonoma County now ranks just behind the fastest growing state in the U.S., North Dakota, in growth and economic improvement. This boom in Sonoma County is due in part to the area's $1.3 billion dollar tourism industry spend (courtesy UCLA Anderson Forecast). The discussion will educate guests on their role in the flurry of new commerce in the local economy. Event is Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 am to 9:00 am at Vintners Inn, 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa - $20 for chamber members | $30 for non-members - includes breakfast. For more information about the event or to register online click here.
Additional VIP guests include, Bob Padecky, sports columnist for The Press Democrat and industry leader Noah Lowry former S.F. Giants Pitcher and co-owner of Santa Rosa Ski & Sports. These special guests will lead discussions focused on Santa Rosa and its current status as a highly desired sports destination and the fascinating business of sports. The event, once also called Good Morning Santa Rosa, is a chance for business owners and all attendees to educate themselves and understand how to participate in the profitable hospitality industry.
The casual “talk show” presentation will start first with wake-u-up coffee and power networking from 7:00am – 7:30am, breakfast from 7:30 am - 8:00 am before the program starts, finishing up at 9:00am. There will also be numerous specialty hospitality tables featuring sponsors, big prizes and giveaways. This event is concerned and focused on supporting the thriving hospitality industry in the area. The well-attended breakfast is always an entertaining and informative morning for guests, business owners and staff and friends of the Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Santa Rosa and the California Welcome Center of Santa Rosa.
About Visit Santa Rosa
Visit Santa Rosa provides assistance to visitors and groups seeking information about lodging, dining and entertainment opportunities in Santa Rosa. The bureau also operates an Official State of California Welcome Center, and helps to bring major events to Santa Rosa. For more information, please call (707) 577-8674 or visit VisitSantaRosa.com.